It doesn’t matter what time of the year or what the weather throws at visitors, Ambleside is the place to be. This all in one destination in the heart of the Lake District is popular with families, couples on romantics breaks as well as walkers, climbers and cyclists (in fact any outdoor enthusiasts) but also lovers of the arts with museums, galleries and Zeffirellis Cinema.
For activities then of course walking comes in at number 1 with many route right from the centre of the village, no need for a car. There’s also the short walk to Waterhead Pier to take the ferry to Bowness or down to Lakeside at the southern end of Lake Windermere. There’s also the Armitt Museum, art galleries as well as pitch &putt at White Platts Recreation Ground by St Marys Church.
A short break or holiday in the Lake District isn’t complete with some good food and Ambleside has no shortage from proper pub favourites using the local produce available within the region to bistros, cafes and international offerings such as Italian and Thai origin food.
Between local and some larger retailers, Ambleside is the must go place for any outdoor or walking kit and supplies. The outdoor are always busy thanks to extensive and well priced stock combined with some of the best advice you’ll find from the staff who have the knowledge of the area, terrain and the gear visitors will need giving invaluable advice and tips.
Visitors are often spoilt for choice for somewhere to stay but for high quality yet affordable accommodation, right in the centre of the village and with free parking then The Gables Bed & Breakfast in Ambleside is hard to beat. Family and dog friendly, rates start from and guests receive VIP discounts at their restaurant Sheilas Cottage just a minute walk from the B&B.